Dresden (dpa / sn) - Archaeologists have found evidence of earlier settlement since the Bronze Age during an excavation in Dresden's Friedrichstadt. These include pits and fragments of ceramics, there are around 1000 finds in total, as a spokesman for the State Office for Archeology (LfA) reported on Friday. In addition to Bronze Age evidence, the remains of a Slavic village, pits, stone cellars and house foundations from the Middle Ages as well as traces of buildings and gardens of the former Ostravorwerk were uncovered. According to the information, the earliest findings date from around 1000 BC.
The remains of later pits with wooden roofs, simple pit houses, wooden or stone houses also remain in the ground, as the LfA spokesman said. Two large buildings from the 18th century still stand from the outwork built in the 16th century to supply the electoral court, also using historical structures on the site: a stable and a granary. However, concrete foundations testified to later construction in the 19th and 20th centuries.
The approximately 33,000 square meter area west of the city center has been explored with the support of the owners since the beginning of April. A residential and commercial area is to be developed there.